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Content Producer/Writer

Marketing | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

KiwiCo is an innovative eCommerce company that sparks kids’ creativity and curiosity through offline and online materials and inspiration. We offer kids a delightful, engaging way to explore, create, and learn. We offer a subscription service that delivers curated hands-on projects to kids. We take great pride and ownership in the products we build and in the community of parents and kids we serve. Our offices are located in Mountain View, within walking distance from the Caltrain station.


Role and Responsibilities

KiwiCo is seeking an experienced producer who is highly skilled in creating science content for kids and teens across a variety of publishing platforms. The right candidate will have strong writing skills and experience executing branded marketing blog content. They should also be comfortable translating complex science topics into kid-friendly content. Since the content producer will own direction of all phases of video production from pitches to shoots to publishing, they should have a keen eye for visual storytelling and strong ability to conceptualize graphics for science videos.


Responsibilities

  • Ideating and pitching new engaging content ideas

  • Writing science-themed blog posts and video scripts

  • Interviewing experts or employees for thought leadership or company-centric blog posts 

  • Adapting your written voice and aesthetic to that of the KiwiCo brand

  • Coordinating and creating content for weekly marketing emails

  • Visualizing scripts, collaborating on graphic and animation creation 

  • Producing and directing footage for step-by-step science DIYs and original series videos

  • Reviewing and editing content based on feedback from stakeholders

  • Posting content to publishing platforms and establishing effective cross-team communication for content delivery


Required Qualifications

As a start-up celebrating creativity and development, we believe and encourage the same in our team. We seek collaborative team players with infectious positive energy, great initiative, and a get-it-done attitude. Candidates must thrive in ambiguity and love a rapid pace.

Experience. Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of media or branded content production with at least one year producing science or education content. You have excellent storytelling and writing skills with the creative confidence required to work in a fast-paced video production environment. Strong understanding of managing projects through the production process including editing via Adobe Premiere. 

Superb aesthetic skills. You have a great eye and are able to take any request and find a compelling and attractive way to capture it in video. You are able to quickly comprehend and adopt the KiwiCo brand aesthetic and voice. 

High attention to detail. You have a knack for catching spelling and grammatical errors. Your standard workflow involved checking things not once, but three times. 

Great communication skills. You’re highly collaborative, able to work within cross-functional teams in a matrixed organization, and able to give and receive feedback well.

Strong organizational skills. You’re great at keeping a production running smoothly and you always keep project files organized and available for other team members.

Broad operating range. You thrive in a fast-paced, small company environment, under pressure and working toward aggressive timelines. You can multitask and meet deadlines while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly. You have the ability to balance and productively resolve pressing demands and timelines in order to deliver against the company vision and goals.

Resourceful and Flexible. You see a project from the idea stage through successful completion - and do whatever it takes to make it a success. You are comfortable with the rapid pace of change in a small, nimble team. You are an innovative thinker and can solve problems creatively.

Passionate about education. You love our young customers and understand how to communicate with them in a fun and relatable way.


Desired Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience creating content with a science or education focus
  • Experience writing blog posts for an evolving brand 
  • Experience with 4K video production and file organization
  • Experience conceptualizing motion graphics and animations 
  • Experience producing digital video series for YouTube
  • Experience working with a startup


If you’re passionate about delivering innovative, delightful, and enriching products and experiences for kids, we’d love to hear from you. 


Diversity

KiwiCo is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals seeking employment at KiwiCo are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected category.